The terminal’s two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes recorded an average net productivity of 40.5 moves per hour, with overall productivity on the vessel of 75 moves per hour. DCT Gdansk’s general manager, Fred Kamperman, expressed his appreciation of the crane drivers and the staff on the quay. “In just 12 months, they have really learned a lot. Aila was not a one-off; we are achieving consistently high productivity levels on both feeder and intra-European short-sea vessels,” he remarked.
Containerships moved to DCT Gdansk in February in order to serve growing volumes and to secure integrity of its schedules on intra-European routes. DCT now handles on average three Containerships calls per week, linking Poland with the UK, northern Europe and several Baltic ports. Aila provides a weekly link between DCT Gdansk, Södertälje, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Aarhus.
DCT’s ambition to handle deep-sea vessels will be realised soon, according to Boris Wenzel, the company’s CEO. “By showing we can work vessels quickly and efficiently, we are sending out a signal that DCT Gdansk is ready for bigger ships. Our terminal is the perfect choice both as a gateway to the expanding Polish market and as a hub for serving the entire Baltic region, including Russia,” he commented.